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Episode 3: K9s at work

In this episode, Matt Burgess, a conservation officer for DWR, explains how poaching cases are investigated and some of the penalties for illegally killing wildlife in Utah. He also talks about his new K9 partner and how these highly-trained dogs can help assist in an investigation. This episode was originally recorded in June 2019.

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Episode 2: A wild goose chase

In this episode, Rich Hansen, waterfowl banding coordinator for DWR, explains why the division catches geese and other waterfowl around the state once a year and puts bands on them. He also talks about the process of catching them (spoiler: airboats are involved!) This episode was originally recorded in June 2019.

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Episode 1: Catching a bear

In this episode, Darren DeBloois, game mammals coordinator for DWR, talks about what it's like to relocate a black bear. He explains the process of what happens from the moment the employees first get the call about a bear in someone's yard to how they catch the tranquilized animal when it falls from a tree.

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